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Firewall
NEC and Fortinet plan to build secure 5G networks for CSPs
August 2022
NEC Corporation and Fortinet have entered a global agreement to jointly build secure 5G networks for communication service providers.
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Aspire
NEC expands Open RAN ecosystem with Aspire Tech acquisition
July 2022
With its agreement to acquire Aspire Technology, NEC Corporation has further increased its capacity to deliver End-to-End Open RAN ecosystems.
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Experimental 6G trials begin with NEC, DOCOMO AND NTT
June 2022
NEC Corporation is collaborating with NTT DOCOMO and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation on sixth-generation mobile communication system experimental trials.
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Payment gateways
NEC adds advanced billing capability to Converged Core
February 2022
NEC Corporation has announced an enhanced Converged Core with the launch of a containerised Charging Gateway Function.
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Cloud
NEC announces general availability of its 4G/5G Converged Core
February 2022
Wireless operators can rely on NEC Open Networks to realise the real-world benefits of truly open 5G networks.
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Cloud
NEC develops autonomous mobile robot control technology
January 2022
NEC Corporation has announced the development of a control technology that doubles the efficiency of autonomous mobile robots in warehouses while maintaining a high level of safety. 
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Cloud
NTT and NEC launch supply chain security tech for ICT infrastructure
November 2021
NTT Corporation and NEC have announced the development of Security Transparency Assurance Technology to reduce supply chain security risks. 
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AWS
NEC and AWS expand collaboration to strengthen 5G, digital government, and hybrid cloud products
September 2021
NEC Corporation has expanded its collaboration with Amazon Web Services in global 5G, digital government and hybrid cloud.
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AI
New AI technology helps doctors detect cancerous lesions
July 2021
NEC Corporation has announced the development of an AI technology to support doctors in determining if colorectal lesions are neoplastic or non-neoplastic. 
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Strategic partnership
Microsoft and NEC expand their global strategic partnership
July 2021
Through a new multi-year strategic partnership the companies will leverage Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, NEC's network and IT expertise, including 5G technologies, and each other's AI and IoT solutions.
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NEC releases multi-carrier radio solution to cater to 5G networks
July 2021
"NEC's high-power ODUs and the next generation Outdoor BR Combiner will help customers to expand the capabilities and flexibility of wireless solutions for 5G.”
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Network Security
Fortinet, NEC and CETIN join forces on large-scale network security project
July 2021
"Security is a key element in designing, building and operating our critical infrastructure."
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5G
NEC and Netcracker deploy 5G Core and full-stack Digital BSS/OSS on AWS
July 2021
NEC Corporation and Netcracker have announced a 5G Core and full-stack Digital BSS/OSS on Amazon Web Services.
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AI
NEC uses AI to detect and locate optical fibre issues by analysing vibrations
July 2021
NEC releases a solution using AI to detect and locate issues in optical fibre by analysing vibrations.
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Cisco
NEC and Cisco expand strategic partnership to help advance global deployments of 5G IP transport networks
April 2021
"We believe 5G is fuelling the internet for the future, and accelerating our customers’ digital transformations."
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UC
NEC introduces UNIVERGE BLUE CONNECT UC portfolio to Australian businesses
March 2021
The world is pivoting towards hybrid working and distributed workforces, which means businesses need flexible and adoptable solutions that can support that shift.
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Subsea Cables
NEC develops next generation of subsea optical cable
March 2021
"We continue to evaluate multiple technical options to further increase capacity and reduce the cost/bit of the networks."
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Mergers and Acquisitions
NEC snaps up Avaloq, moves further into digital finance field
December 2020
According to a statement, the acquisition is designed to bring together their shared vision, technological strengths, and global presence, to accelerate both companies' long-term growth, global expansion and value creation strategy.
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5G
NTT DOCOMO selects NEC as vendor for 5G mobile core network
November 2020
NEC will provide a compact user data processor as part of driving further development of NTT DOCOMO’s standalone 5G. 
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Biometric security
COVID-19 crushes fingerprint reader market
October 2020
However, the biometrics market is expected to regain momentum with alternatives already beginning to find their feet.
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Biometric security
Petone identity management firm JNCTN partners with NEC NZ
October 2020
Petone-based credential management firm JNCTN has created a partnership with NEC New Zealand, which will enable the company to integrate biometric technology into its cloud-based services.
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VPN
Fortinet and NEC bring cloud VPN to Australian businesses impacted by COVID-19
August 2020
“The business environment will never be the same again and it’s important for organisations to seize this opportunity to modernise their workforce and deliver flexible, agile ways of working."
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Submarine Cable Projects
Orient Link onboards NEC to develop MIST submarine cable
August 2020
The Myanmar/Malaysia India Singapore Transit (MIST) Cable System will be designed to deliver more than 216 terabits per second (Tbps) capacity, and will span more than 8100 kilometres (5033 miles).
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Infosys Consulting
IFS names global partner award winners
August 2020
Three organisations who operate in A/NZ have won global partner awards from the enterprise applications provider.